We believe that, with the right encouragement and guidance, at whatever level and in whatever style, the life of any boy can be enriched and, perhaps, given a new dimension through music.
Our department is one of the best-equipped in the country, providing outstanding facilities for classroom music comprising three ICT suites (running Sibelius and Steinberg Cubase music software), and ample break-out space for practical work. We are also a Steinberg Certified Training Centre.
In the Lower School pupils study a different topic of music each half-term, ranging from Baroque Music, Indian Music, to Film Music and Popular Music. Students work towards a creative outcome for every topic, either individually or as part of groups, so tasks are tailored to each student’s ability, including ample extension opportunities for the most able musicians.
Singing is at the heart of our department. All Junior and First Form students perform as a massed choir at the end of their second term at Trinity, to give all pupils have the chance to perform in public, whatever their prior experience of music. All boys are able to join our Training Concert Choir during their first year, from which many go on to join our internationally-acclaimed Trinity Boys’ Choir. A successful Girls Choir is run in the Sixth Form and girls and boys sing together in a variety of groups including our Chamber Choir and Jazz Octet.
Our curriculum instrumental scheme lets students joining the school, having not had tuition on an orchestral instrument, benefit from free tuition for two terms to help spark their interest in studying an instrument.
Our annual Composer Fellowship programme, associate ensembles (including the London Mozart Players and Maggini Quartet), regular masterclasses from leading performers and teachers, and our annual Musician of the Year Competition, all contribute to our thriving department.
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